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Asteroid collision that spawned Vesta asteroid family occurred more recently than originally thought
Images from the Dawn spacecraft indicate that a collision that created the impact crater Rheasilvia on Asteroid (4) Vesta occurred more recently than was previously thought.
New IBEX data show the heliosphere long-theorized bow shock does not exist
New data requires decades of research that included a bow shock to be re-examined.
Unseen planet revealed by its gravity
Scientists combined new Kepler Telescope data with an established theory to predict that an unseen second planet about the mass of Saturn is orbiting the distant star KOI-872.
Canup elected member of National Academy of Sciences
NAS membership one of the highest honors awarded to U.S. scientists or engineers
Splatters of molten rock signal period of intense asteroid impacts on Earth, raise questions about the source of impactors
Rock layers on Earth may hold the “fingerprints” of asteroid mega-impacts dating back to the Archean era, a formative time for early life.
SwRI scientists assess age of the Titan organic atmosphere
SwRI scientists are studying the organic atmosphere of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon and the only known extraterrestrial body with a hydrologic cycle similar to the Earth’s
Ward named Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences
2012 inductees include winners of Pulitzer and Shaw prizes, Field Medal, and Grammy, Emmy, Academy and Tony awards
The NASA TWINS and IBEX spacecraft observe impact of powerful solar storm from inside and outside Earth magnetosphere
Simultaneous imaging showed changes to Earth’s outer magnetosphere rippling toward the interior within minutes
SwRI launches Particle Sensor Performance and Durability consortium
PSPD will investigate performance and durability of particle sensors for onboard diagnostics and diesel engine emission control
SwRI co-sponsored Next-Generation Suborbital Research Conference a success, breaks records
Attendees from more than 16 countries and 34 sponsors convened at the conference